2016 – Today
Consulting, coaching and thought leadership services in the areas of digital transformation, innovation and business model re-creation.
2017 – Today
President of the not-for-profit Crypto Valley Association founded to develop the world’s best ecosystem for blockchain and other cryptographic technologies and businesses.
2017 – Today
Member of the Technology Advisory Council of the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR), the leading advocacy organization for America’s financial services industry. The FSR helps financial services institutions understand the opportunities of using cutting edge technology to upgrade security, improve efficiency and integrate consumer demand.
2016 – Today
Member of the Board of Directors of ID2020, a non-profit organization building a bridge between the FinTech/blockchain communities and organizations like the United Nations with the goal of ensuring that every person’s right to identity is protected.
2015 – Today
Mentor for FinTech startups at Level39 in London, Europe’s largest technology accelerator for finance, retail, cyber-security and future cities technology companies.
Led the IT strategy, operations and processes of one of the world’s largest financial services companies, with group-wide responsibility for innovation and digitalization.
2012 – 2013
Led the non-profit association DsiN as Deputy CEO to make an active contribution to greater IT security in Germany. DsiN membership includes large enterprises and associations under the sponsorship of the German Minister of the Interior.
2010 – 2013
Member of the Advisory Board of the Innovation value Institute (IVI) to help drive the transformation of IT management and create a global gold standard for IT management.
2009 – 2013
Developed and executed strategy to transform traditional siloed IT structure into an innovation-driving and agile operation aligned with the business and partnering with SAP product development to build market advantage. Conceptualized and evangelized “SAP runs SAP” innovation program.
2006 – 2009
Regional CIO for the North America operations and Program Executive for the $300M+ strategic change initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness across all regional shared services.
2003 – 2006
Drove global corporation’s enterprise-wide IT services strategy and reduced total IT expenses 25%. Orchestrated the change process to achieve financial and performance gains.
2000 – 2003
Led IT for Allianz Global Investors/RCM, the asset management arm of Allianz, with remit to streamline, standardize and improve IT and BPO services for the global Equity division.
1997 – 2000
Ensured the implementation of front- and back-office systems in the Group’s European, American and Asian on- and offshore business operations were efficient and up-to-date. Launched the entire IT infrastructure and business applications for the bank’s expansion into France.
1990 – 1997
Fast-tracked from Associate to System Engineer to Sales Manager. Achieved $30M sales turnover in very first P&L role.
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